PRETTY JOE ROCK - HOME ON A PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ BOAT, DOCK, DECKS, KAYAKS

Bob, Mark or Robin

Advertiser since 2004
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PRETTY JOE ROCK - HOME ON A PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND W/ BOAT, DOCK, DECKS, KAYAKS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom / 2 bath House on Private Island, Sleeps 4-6, Amazing Sunsets, & more!

Ask us about Fall Specials August 31 - December 13 - 15% OFF!

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS VACATION RENTAL?

This vacation rental puts you on your own private tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico. You have your own 17 foot boat for the entire week!

ARE WE THE ONLY PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND?

Your family or group will be the only people on Pretty Joe Rock. This beautiful island, the great views of the Gulf of Mexico, the motor boat and everything else on the island is exclusively yours for your entire stay.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE HAVE ON THE PRETTY JOE ROCK?

Our rental license allows up to 6 people to stay in the 2 bedroom home overnight. We have a king bed in the master bedroom and a double in the second. We also have a sofa in the living room and one in the screen porch, as well as a roll-away twin bed.

HOW DO WE GET TO AND FROM THE ISLAND?

We provide you a boat to get to and from the island, which is only a couple minutes from shore. You can also use the boat to go fishing, go out to eat, or sightseeing during day light hours on the gulf side.

HOW DOES THE ELECTRIC AND WATER WORK ON AN ISLAND?

We have the only PRIVATE vacation rental island in the Florida Keys with both ELECTRIC & WATER piped out to the island from the mainland. What that means for you is that the water & electric works just like it would in the average home.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING THIS ISLAND?

Pretty Joe Rock rents from Sunday to Sunday. The boat provided is for daylight use only.

WHAT IS ALL INCLUDED WITH PRETTY JOE ROCK?

OUTSIDE: A 17’ 2012 Triumph boat with 2013 4-stroke motor, boat dock, multi-level deck, wrap-around boardwalk, screened porch, hammocks, kayaks, fishing poles, snorkel sets, a gas grill, and of course incredible sunrises & sunsets.

INSIDE: Fully Equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, A/C, Satellite TV, DVD, WIFI, a washer/dryer, Sunken Jacuzzi Tub, Romantic Glass Enclosed Shower and more.

WHAT SURPRISES MIGHT WE HAVE?

The crystal clear waters around the island are visited by a variety of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, Barracuda, parrot and angel fish, to name a few. Some of which are residents of the underside of the island. Snorkeling would be the best way to visit them. We also have the above-water visitors and residents which would include roosting pelicans, great herons as well as some very friendly Iguana’s.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS RARE VACATION OPPORTUNITY

CALL 262.650.0246 NOW or email at rentmy@gmail.com !!!

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations for our properties. (License - PLR2010-00128)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bob, Mark or Robin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks english

About Bob, Mark or Robin

We fell in love with the Florida Keys back in the 1980's when we took our first trip there. We toured the Keys from the water in a catamaran. We bought our first place in the Florida Keys shortly after. We love owning all these properties in the Keys because it gives us a reason to come down from Wisconsin a couple times a year. We are looking to retire to the Keys someday.

Bob, Mark or Robin purchased this house in 2008

Why Bob, Mark or Robin chose Marathon

It is such a romantic and unique thing, being on your own private tropical island. We wanted to share that amazing feeling with others.

What makes this house unique

We love this romantic tropical island home. The Master Bath has a sunken Jacuzzi tub and a cool exposed shower. Having all the comforts of home and the unique things you only get on a private island make this a truly great experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

3 Guest comments from same family:

1)

Best Fuzzy headed vacation ever! Family and a tropical island what more can you ask for!?

2)

Recommendations: Fish This Seafood Market for seafood and steaks to bring to the island; Dolphin Research Center; Walgreens for liquor; No Name Pub on Big Pine Key; Relay, Have Fun!!!

3)

This was the best vacation ever. It is so hard to leave. We swam with dolphins, stingray, lobster, giant fish and much more. There is no doubt we will be coming back. All the stress just melts away. Not a care in the world! Have a great vacation.
Feb 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
-(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Bradenton, FL
5

The most WONDERFUL family vacation time ever

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I brought our 19 year old daughter and 16 year old son to the island to enjoy some family time before everyone is out of the house and doing their own thing. We all agreed that it was the best vacation time EVER. Being on the island with just the family brought us all back together. We cooked meals together in the fully equipped kitchen. We played games after the sun went down (some board games are provided and we brought some). But the days were amazing! Because the house comes with a boat, we were able to go out fishing and lobstering and swimming whenever we wanted.

Swimming around the island was fun. Under the coral island are tons of fish, several lobster, stone crabs and even a tiny octopus who changed colors depending what rock he was on. The birds that landed on the island were amazing.

Our days started with a home-cooked breakfast then fun on the water, then lunch in town where we would pick up enough groceries for dinner and breakfast the next day, then back out on the water, cooking dinner together and watching the sun set. We would play games until bed time and then do it again. Marathon is only a few minutes boat ride away and anything that you need can be found there. We spent a lot of time in the bait shop and the locals were very helpful telling us what we needed.

I loved sitting on the back deck to watch the sun set and on the front dock to watch the moon rise. The master bedroom shower is so fun. You step outside into the glass enclosure and shower with plants growing up around you. Sounds crazy? You just have to experience it.

We ALL loved watching the iguanas. They are amazing animals. No reason to be scared of them, they are just cool. Every day I would get up and walk around the island in my PJ's looking to see where they were sunning themselves and most every night I would take a flashlight and try to find where each one had decided to sleep that night.

As you can tell, we were entertained while on the island or on the water. We even saw a small shark when we were fishing way out in the gulf. Nothing too close to the island. If I could afford to buy Pretty Joe Rock, it would belong to me. I would live there full time and never leave. Enjoy your time, you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
-(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

The best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5
Pretty Joe Rock was more than I expected. When we arrived and I said the pictures didn't do it justice and by the end of the week I really didn't want to leave. With Key West 45 minutes away, I am glad we went on the second day, not sure I would have left the island later in the week. You can watch the sunrise from one deck and sunset from the other...fish off of either dock and swim around everywhere... Sunset grill is 10 minutes by boat and Keys Fishery is 5 minutes ........both are excellent for drinks and lunch....Dinner was on the island every night. The property owner and staff of pretty joe rock are the best hands down...........will be back...
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the island. Let us know when you want to come back. We will have a special surprise for you...
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
-(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Chicago
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent the week here with our young adult sons. We had done our research, read all the reviews, and figured we knew what to expect. We were absolutely delighted. From the minute Jim met us at the dock, everything was just right. Yes, it is a beach cottage isolated on an island in a tropical climate- for us it was idyllic. Family bonding time was priceless. Speaking of which, Even the cost was pretty reasonable compared to the price of two hotel rooms and a boat for the week. Sunsets on the deck were amazing. In the mornings we kayaked around the bay, and met two manatees! We snorkelled, swam, and fished from 'the Rock.'
Marathon has lots to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Tilden's dive shop were great. We used the kayaks a lot. Rented bikes at Overseas Outfitters- they give you a full 24 hrs on a day rental. Biking over the old stretch of the seven mile bridge to Pigeon Key was fabulous.
The bad part about our trip here was that it had to end...we hope to come
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great comments. We are glad you had such a great experience. Let us know when you want to come back!!!

Mark
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
-(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Best Vacation of our lives!!!

  • 5 of 5
We travel frequently all over of the world. But our family vacation on a private island was outstanding. My wife and I traveled with my 17 year old daughter to Pretty Joe Rock and was blown away with this private island. Inside the house, you don't know you are on an island. All the creature comforts. Very clean and the facilities of your own home. We fished, kayaked, snorkeled and played in the water all week. Relaxing and playing at our leisure. Our own little world. No itinerary. Sunsets were amazing, water was crystal clear. The boat gave us freedom to adventure out or go to shore to a nearby restaurant.
This island is perfect for couples or a small family. You have privacy and seclusion if you seek it. Spectacular for water lovers.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We are happy Pretty Joe Rock gave you that vacation you wanted. Let us know when we can set you up for your next vacation... We may have a surprise for you.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
-(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Boca Raton, FL
5

HEAVEN ON EARTH!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just had our Honeymoon on the AMAZING island Pretty Joe Rock! By far the VERY BEST vacation we have ever had! The island is gorgeous and the house is just as beautiful! Everyone we were in contact with from booking to boat instructions were wonderful! Very helpful and very accommodating. The island has all of the amenities of a fancy resort and then some. You have the privacy and seclusion that a vacation should be. We saw dolphins off the back deck, the largest most beautiful iguanas, and plenty of fish around the island. Absolutely beautiful! If you don't enjoy yourself on this island then its your own fault! :) We definitely will be back many many times to come! Thank you to the owners and staff that make this island so welcoming and wonderful! We love Pretty Joe Rock!!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
-(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Parker, CO
5

Best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had the opportunity to stay on the island in late October. We brought my son to celebrate his 3rd birthday and my 4 year old daughter. It was the best vacation ever! Kids loved the boat ride over, watching fish from the dock and even had lunch with an iguana! Apparantly it liked pb&j because he jumped out of the tree to come enjoy a few bites! My husband and I loved the snorkeling, crystal clear water, and fishing. We were also able to take the kids on many kayak rides. We were able to cook fresh fish in everynight. The house was wonderful, very clean and George, the caretaker was such a pleasure to work with. We cannot wait to go back! I asked the kids if they would rather go back to Disney World or the island and they both said the island!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Marathon
Car: necessary

You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys. If you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help out at the Turtle Hospital. You can also golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and enjoy world class diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, and jet-ski rentals.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $3,795 Per week

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fantasy Fest Special
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,795
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,995
 
 
New Years 2014
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,750
 
 
Spring Break 2015
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,300
 
 
Easter 2015 Wk 1
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Easter 2015 Wk 2
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,995
$15,980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Tax (7.5%) $11.25
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below: Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , There's a Sunken Jacuzzi and an 2 sided glass exposed shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys so if you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help at the Turtle Hospital. You can golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and don’t forget about diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, jet-ski rentals and the list goes on.
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